Once a defendant has been indicted for a felony charge and the indictment has been filed, he or she is arraigned on the indictment in Supreme Court. Criminal Court no longer has jurisdiction over a defendant once an indictment has been filed.
At Supreme Court arraignment, the prosecutor gives the defendant a copy of the indictment and the Voluntary Disclosure Form, which includes information about the case, such as the date, time and place of the crime, and of the arrest. The defendant is also informed about the substance of his statements and of his identification. The defendant then enters a plea of guilty or not guilty to the indictment. Bail may be reviewed and different conditions may be set.